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  • Gerry Creager - NOAA Affiliate
    I m relatively new to SDR, starting to play with some available hardware from work, but I d like to look toward Softrock receivers that I can use below 160m
    Message 1 of 20 , Dec 16, 2013
      I'm relatively new to SDR, starting to play with some available hardware from work, but I'd like to look toward Softrock receivers that I can use below 160m and somewhere in the 50-200MHz spectrum. 

      All I have these days is Linux, and I'm disinclined to go back to Windows after all the troubles it's given me.

      I'd appreciate software and specific receiver recommendations, if anyone is so incline, please.

      Thanks, Gerry N5JXS
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      And so on to viscosity.” 
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    • ka7u_1
      Gerry, I have the same quest. The SDR programs for Linux generally seem to be missing a key component for the Softrock receiver, and that is a module for the
      Message 2 of 20 , Dec 16, 2013
        Gerry,
        I have the same quest.  The SDR programs for Linux generally seem to be missing a key component for the Softrock receiver, and that is a module for the DG8SAQ-12C USB device. From a dmesg listing:

        [108270.598653] usb 3-1: new low-speed USB device number 18 using xhci_hcd
        [108270.620573] usb 3-1: New USB device found, idVendor=16c0, idProduct=05dc
        [108270.620581] usb 3-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
        [108270.620586] usb 3-1: Product: DG8SAQ-I2C
        [108270.620590] usb 3-1: Manufacturer: www.obdev.at
        [108270.620594] usb 3-1: SerialNumber: PE0FKO-0

        I think HDSDR will run under mono and wine and I have Rocky SDR running under WINE, but udev in openSUSE 13.1 is not assigning a ttyUSB to the USB connection.  This will likely require a kernel module, I'm thinking. 


        There is one option that seems interesting, but support for the Softrock USB is not listed in that setup either.  http://wiki.spench.net/wiki/BorIP_Server#HDSDR_under_Wine


        So if you succeed, please advise, and I'll do the same.

        Ron

        KA7U

      • MIKE DURKIN
        quisk and ghpsdr3 and linrad all do ... I have a QRP2000 .. it uses near same firmware .. Mike KC7NOA To: softrock40@yahoogroups.com From: ka7u@arrl.net Date:
        Message 3 of 20 , Dec 16, 2013
          quisk and ghpsdr3 and linrad all do ...

          I have a QRP2000 .. it uses near same firmware ..

          Mike KC7NOA


          To: softrock40@yahoogroups.com
          From: ka7u@...
          Date: Mon, 16 Dec 2013 22:24:38 -0800
          Subject: [softrock40] RE: Looking for linux SDR control recommendations

           
          Gerry,
          I have the same quest.  The SDR programs for Linux generally seem to be missing a key component for the Softrock receiver, and that is a module for the DG8SAQ-12C USB device. From a dmesg listing:

          [108270.598653] usb 3-1: new low-speed USB device number 18 using xhci_hcd
          [108270.620573] usb 3-1: New USB device found, idVendor=16c0, idProduct=05dc
          [108270.620581] usb 3-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
          [108270.620586] usb 3-1: Product: DG8SAQ-I2C
          [108270.620590] usb 3-1: Manufacturer: www.obdev.at
          [108270.620594] usb 3-1: SerialNumber: PE0FKO-0


          I think HDSDR will run under mono and wine and I have Rocky SDR running under WINE, but udev in openSUSE 13.1 is not assigning a ttyUSB to the USB connection.  This will likely require a kernel module, I'm thinking. 


          There is one option that seems interesting, but support for the Softrock USB is not listed in that setup either.  http://wiki.spench.net/wiki/BorIP_Server#HDSDR_under_Wine


          So if you succeed, please advise, and I'll do the same.

          Ron

          KA7U


        • Peter Johnson
          Hi Gerry. Have you tried usbsoftrock-1.0.2 From here. https://code.google.com/p/usbsoftrock/downloads/list Peter F1VKK
          Message 4 of 20 , Dec 16, 2013
            Hi Gerry.
            Have you tried usbsoftrock-1.0.2
            From here.
            https://code.google.com/p/usbsoftrock/downloads/list

            Peter F1VKK


            On 17/12/2013 7:24 AM, ka7u@... wrote:
            Gerry,
            I have the same quest.  The SDR programs for Linux generally seem to be missing a key component for the Softrock receiver, and that is a module for the DG8SAQ-12C USB device. From a dmesg listing:

            [108270.598653] usb 3-1: new low-speed USB device number 18 using xhci_hcd
            [108270.620573] usb 3-1: New USB device found, idVendor=16c0, idProduct=05dc
            [108270.620581] usb 3-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
            [108270.620586] usb 3-1: Product: DG8SAQ-I2C
            [108270.620590] usb 3-1: Manufacturer: www.obdev.at
            [108270.620594] usb 3-1: SerialNumber: PE0FKO-0

            I think HDSDR will run under mono and wine and I have Rocky SDR running under WINE, but udev in openSUSE 13.1 is not assigning a ttyUSB to the USB connection.  This will likely require a kernel module, I'm thinking. 


            There is one option that seems interesting, but support for the Softrock USB is not listed in that setup either.  http://wiki.spench.net/wiki/BorIP_Server#HDSDR_under_Wine


            So if you succeed, please advise, and I'll do the same.

            Ron

            KA7U


          • uktonf0
            Gerry, I m using Quisk with softrocks and recently UHFSDR, It is supported in the Ubuntu repositories although the latest release is usually a few versions
            Message 5 of 20 , Dec 17, 2013
              Gerry,

              I'm using Quisk with softrocks and recently UHFSDR, It is supported in the Ubuntu repositories although the latest release is usually a few versions ahead on http://james.ahlstrom.name/quisk/ and it is really easy to configure in its configuration file or modify the progam using Python.
              There are a couple of quirks to setup including the "90-softrock.rules" file which needs to be in /etc/udev/rules.d/ and you may need gnome-alsa-mixer or similar to get your audio in/out working the way you want. James's documentation is very good on this and there have been many good inputs from users like Sid in he past.

              Tony, G4DEU.
            • Gerry Creager - NOAA Affiliate
              All, thanks for the suggestions. I ll look at UHFSDR, quisk and usbsoftrock later this evening. Appreciate the help. gerry ... -- Gerry Creager NSSL/CIMMS
              Message 6 of 20 , Dec 17, 2013
                All, thanks for the suggestions. I'll look at UHFSDR, quisk and usbsoftrock later this evening. Appreciate the help.

                gerry


                On Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 2:00 PM, <tonyfuge@...> wrote:
                 

                Gerry,

                I'm using Quisk with softrocks and recently UHFSDR, It is supported in the Ubuntu repositories although the latest release is usually a few versions ahead on http://james.ahlstrom.name/quisk/ and it is really easy to configure in its configuration file or modify the progam using Python.
                There are a couple of quirks to setup including the "90-softrock.rules" file which needs to be in /etc/udev/rules.d/ and you may need gnome-alsa-mixer or similar to get your audio in/out working the way you want. James's documentation is very good on this and there have been many good inputs from users like Sid in he past.

                Tony, G4DEU.




                --
                Gerry Creager
                NSSL/CIMMS
                405.325.6371
                ++++++++++++++++++++++
                “Big whorls have little whorls,
                That feed on their velocity; 
                And little whorls have lesser whorls, 
                And so on to viscosity.” 
                Lewis Fry Richardson (1881-1953)
              • Sid Boyce
                Easiest to get going is quisk at http://james.ahlstrom.name/quisk/index.html There are some files you ll need to install fftw3-devel libfftw3 portaudio
                Message 7 of 20 , Dec 17, 2013
                  Easiest to get going is quisk at http://james.ahlstrom.name/quisk/index.html
                  There are some  files you'll need to install
                  fftw3-devel libfftw3 portaudio pusleaudio libportaudio2-19 portaudio-devel libncurses5 ncurses-devel libasound2 wxWidgets-devel python-wxWidgets-devel pythom devel-python, some of these may already be installed.
                  Copy and paste the next to /etc/udev/rules.d/99-softrock.rules
                  -------------------- CUT ----------------------
                  SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ACTION=="add", ATTR{idVendor}=="16c0", ATTR{idProduct}=="05dc", MODE="0666", GROUP="dialout"
                  -------------------  CUT ----------------------
                  I don't have the above udev rule installed and it still found it.

                  With HDSDR under Crossover Office I tried it with my UHFSDR+SDR-Widget but I had to control frequency/band from the Widget.
                  PowerSDR used to work with 12.3 but it needs mpg123-32bit which is no longer supplied and I didn't get it built, also needs .NET 4.0.
                  I was just playing so I didn't spend much time getting them to work.

                  For ghpsdr3-alex you'll also need those for openSUSE, 13.1 supplies qt-5.1.1 (I think) but I am using Qt-5.2.0 I locally built.

                  Quisk-3.6.14 should be easy to get going -- any problems I can help.
                  When quisk is up you can have a look at ghpsdr3-alex  http://napan.ca/ghpsdr3/index.php/Main_Page

                  When I first started I had an old laptop hard drive with XP I used as a door-stop to get my SR v6.3 working, then I tried using a UBW to control it, XP was useless at flashing the UBW despite everything I had been told to try. Eventually a guy suggested using the fsusb utility with Linux, flashed it seconds, moved it back to XP and it worked.

                  I really wanted a Linux solution and emailed Jim Ahlstrom to get Softrock supported as quisk seemed easy to adapt - emails back and forth with changes/fixes until it worked. Jim now has a Ensemble RXTX so continued support is assured, but the main thrust of quisk now is development for the HiQSDR Transceiver.
                  73 ... Sid.

                  On 17/12/13 06:24, ka7u@... wrote:
                   

                  Gerry,
                  I have the same quest.  The SDR programs for Linux generally seem to be missing a key component for the Softrock receiver, and that is a module for the DG8SAQ-12C USB device. From a dmesg listing:

                  [108270.598653] usb 3-1: new low-speed USB device number 18 using xhci_hcd
                  [108270.620573] usb 3-1: New USB device found, idVendor=16c0, idProduct=05dc
                  [108270.620581] usb 3-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
                  [108270.620586] usb 3-1: Product: DG8SAQ-I2C
                  [108270.620590] usb 3-1: Manufacturer: www.obdev.at
                  [108270.620594] usb 3-1: SerialNumber: PE0FKO-0

                  I think HDSDR will run under mono and wine and I have Rocky SDR running under WINE, but udev in openSUSE 13.1 is not assigning a ttyUSB to the USB connection.  This will likely require a kernel module, I'm thinking. 


                  There is one option that seems interesting, but support for the Softrock USB is not listed in that setup either.  http://wiki.spench.net/wiki/BorIP_Server#HDSDR_under_Wine


                  So if you succeed, please advise, and I'll do the same.

                  Ron

                  KA7U



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                  Emeritus IBM/Amdahl Mainframes and Sun/Fujitsu Servers Tech Support
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                • Sid Boyce
                  Or the latest svn checkout http://usbsoftrock.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ usbsoftrock-read-only 73 ... Sid. ... -- Sid Boyce ... Hamradio License G3VBV, Licensed
                  Message 8 of 20 , Dec 17, 2013
                    Or the latest
                    svn checkout http://usbsoftrock.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ usbsoftrock-read-only
                    73 ... Sid.

                    On 17/12/13 07:13, Peter Johnson wrote:
                     

                    Hi Gerry.
                    Have you tried usbsoftrock-1.0.2
                    From here.
                    https://code.google.com/p/usbsoftrock/downloads/list

                    Peter F1VKK


                    On 17/12/2013 7:24 AM, ka7u@... wrote:
                    Gerry,
                    I have the same quest.  The SDR programs for Linux generally seem to be missing a key component for the Softrock receiver, and that is a module for the DG8SAQ-12C USB device. From a dmesg listing:

                    [108270.598653] usb 3-1: new low-speed USB device number 18 using xhci_hcd
                    [108270.620573] usb 3-1: New USB device found, idVendor=16c0, idProduct=05dc
                    [108270.620581] usb 3-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
                    [108270.620586] usb 3-1: Product: DG8SAQ-I2C
                    [108270.620590] usb 3-1: Manufacturer: www.obdev.at
                    [108270.620594] usb 3-1: SerialNumber: PE0FKO-0

                    I think HDSDR will run under mono and wine and I have Rocky SDR running under WINE, but udev in openSUSE 13.1 is not assigning a ttyUSB to the USB connection.  This will likely require a kernel module, I'm thinking. 


                    There is one option that seems interesting, but support for the Softrock USB is not listed in that setup either.  http://wiki.spench.net/wiki/BorIP_Server#HDSDR_under_Wine


                    So if you succeed, please advise, and I'll do the same.

                    Ron

                    KA7U




                    -- 
                    Sid Boyce ... Hamradio License G3VBV, Licensed Private Pilot
                    Emeritus IBM/Amdahl Mainframes and Sun/Fujitsu Servers Tech Support
                    Senior Staff Specialist, Cricket Coach
                    Microsoft Windows Free Zone - Linux used for all Computing Tasks
                    
                  • ka7u_1
                    Sid, I read that you use openSUSE with SDR software. I need help running: python quisk.py. Specifically I m missing installed packages: libwxbase2.8-0
                    Message 9 of 20 , Dec 21, 2013

                      Sid,

                      I read that you use openSUSE with SDR software.  I need help running:

                      python quisk.py.


                      Specifically I'm missing installed packages:

                      libwxbase2.8-0 libwxgtk2.8-0 python-wxgtk2.8 python-wxversion

                      and I don't find them anywhere except in the Ubuntu repositories.  I do not know how to install packages from Ubuntu into openSUSE and am not sure if I should.  Would you be so kind as to give me some directions about how you made openSUSE run Quisk?

                      73,

                      Ron Morell

                      KA7U

                    • Sid Boyce
                      wxWidgets on openSUSE is broken into many packages, here is a list of what I have installed though I doubt all of them are needed. You can start with the ones
                      Message 10 of 20 , Dec 21, 2013
                        wxWidgets on openSUSE is broken into many packages, here is a list of what I have installed though I doubt all of them are needed. You can start with the ones I have prefixed with a * and see if more are needed, i.e python-wxWidgets, wxWidgets-devel, python-matplotlib-wx and python-wxWidgets-devel
                        # rpm -qa|grep wx
                        libwx_baseu-2_8-0-wxcontainer-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                        wxWidgets-lang-2.8.12-23.2.noarch
                        libwx_gtk2u_media-2_8-0-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                        wxWidgets-compat-lib-config-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                        libwx_gtk2u_gizmos_xrc-2_8-0-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                        libwx_gtk2u_stc-2_8-0-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                        libwx_baseu_net-2_8-0-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                        libwx_baseu-2_8-0-compat-lib-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                        *python-wxWidgets-2.8.12.1-8.3.x86_64
                        libwx_baseu_net-2_8-0-compat-lib-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                        *wxWidgets-devel-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                        libwx_gtk2u_svg-2_8-0-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                        libwx_baseu_net-2_8-0-wxcontainer-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                        libwx_gtk2u_aui-2_8-0-compat-lib-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                        libwx_gtk2u_gizmos-2_8-0-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                        libwx_baseu-2_8-0-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                        libwx_baseu_xml-2_8-0-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                        libwx_gtk2u_xrc-2_8-0-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                        libwx_gtk2u_qa-2_8-0-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                        *python-matplotlib-wx-1.3.1-55.7.x86_64
                        libwx_gtk2u_core-2_8-0-wxcontainer-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                        libwx_gtk2u_plot-2_8-0-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                        libwx_gtk2u_adv-2_8-0-compat-lib-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                        libwx_gtk2u_core-2_8-0-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                        libwx_gtk2u_mmedia-2_8-0-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                        libwx_gtk2u_html-2_8-0-wxcontainer-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                        libwx_gtk2u_xrc-2_8-0-wxcontainer-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                        libwx_gtk2u_aui-2_8-0-wxcontainer-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                        libwx_gtk2u_adv-2_8-0-wxcontainer-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                        libwx_gtk2u_richtext-2_8-0-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                        libwx_baseu_xml-2_8-0-wxcontainer-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                        libwx_gtk2u_aui-2_8-0-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                        libwx_gtk2u_adv-2_8-0-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                        libwx_gtk2_core-2_8-0-wxcontainer-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                        libwx_gtk2u_html-2_8-0-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                        libwx_gtk2u_gl-2_8-0-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                        python-wxWidgets-lang-2.8.12.1-8.3.x86_64
                        libwx_gtk2u_gl-2_8-0-compat-lib-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                        libwx_gtk2u_core-2_8-0-compat-lib-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                        libwx_base-2_8-0-wxcontainer-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                        libwx_baseu_xml-2_8-0-compat-lib-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                        libwx_gtk2u_html-2_8-0-compat-lib-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                        *python-wxWidgets-devel-2.8.12.1-8.3.x86_64
                        73 ... Sid.

                        On 21/12/13 08:08, ka7u@... wrote:
                         

                        Sid,

                        I read that you use openSUSE with SDR software.  I need help running:

                        python quisk.py.


                        Specifically I'm missing installed packages:

                        libwxbase2.8-0 libwxgtk2.8-0 python-wxgtk2.8 python-wxversion

                        and I don't find them anywhere except in the Ubuntu repositories.  I do not know how to install packages from Ubuntu into openSUSE and am not sure if I should.  Would you be so kind as to give me some directions about how you made openSUSE run Quisk?

                        73,

                        Ron Morell

                        KA7U



                        -- 
                        Sid Boyce ... Hamradio License G3VBV, Licensed Private Pilot
                        Emeritus IBM/Amdahl Mainframes and Sun/Fujitsu Servers Tech Support
                        Senior Staff Specialist, Cricket Coach
                        Microsoft Windows Free Zone - Linux used for all Computing Tasks
                        
                      • ka7u_1
                        Sid, I m installing the ones you marked with an *. WOW, those packages are bringing in 1005 total package dependencies with them. I ll let it run tonight and
                        Message 11 of 20 , Dec 22, 2013
                          Sid,
                          I'm installing the ones you marked with an *.  WOW, those packages are bringing in 1005 total package dependencies with them.  I'll let it run tonight and hope I don't run out of drive space! LOL

                          I'm thinking I might be better off to build a Ubuntu 12.04LTS computer to try and get SDR software up and going.  It seems most of the programs assume Ubuntu and not openSUSE running the KDE desktop. 

                          Ultimately, I want to run ghpsdr3-alex  http://napan.ca/ghpsdr3/index.php/Main_Page , in server mode.  I've had openSUSE on this old IBM Intellistation since version 9.  It is probably time to wipe the drive and clear out the clutter.  Install Ubuntu and be syncronized with the ongoing development.

                          I'll let you know if I manage to get "python quisk" running and controlling my Softrock Ensemble II RX.

                          Thanks for your help and hope you have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
                          Ron
                          KA7U
                          -------- Original Message --------
                          Subject: Re: [softrock40] RE: Looking for linux SDR control
                          recommendations
                          From: Sid Boyce <sboyce@...>
                          Date: Sat, December 21, 2013 5:40 am
                          To: softrock40@yahoogroups.com, ka7u@...

                          wxWidgets on openSUSE is broken into many packages, here is a list of what I have installed though I doubt all of them are needed. You can start with the ones I have prefixed with a * and see if more are needed, i.e python-wxWidgets, wxWidgets-devel, python-matplotlib-wx and python-wxWidgets-devel
                          # rpm -qa|grep wx
                          libwx_baseu-2_8-0-wxcontainer-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                          wxWidgets-lang-2.8.12-23.2.noarch
                          libwx_gtk2u_media-2_8-0-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                          wxWidgets-compat-lib-config-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                          libwx_gtk2u_gizmos_xrc-2_8-0-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                          libwx_gtk2u_stc-2_8-0-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                          libwx_baseu_net-2_8-0-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                          libwx_baseu-2_8-0-compat-lib-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                          *python-wxWidgets-2.8.12.1-8.3.x86_64
                          libwx_baseu_net-2_8-0-compat-lib-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                          *wxWidgets-devel-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                          libwx_gtk2u_svg-2_8-0-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                          libwx_baseu_net-2_8-0-wxcontainer-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                          libwx_gtk2u_aui-2_8-0-compat-lib-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                          libwx_gtk2u_gizmos-2_8-0-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                          libwx_baseu-2_8-0-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                          libwx_baseu_xml-2_8-0-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                          libwx_gtk2u_xrc-2_8-0-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                          libwx_gtk2u_qa-2_8-0-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                          *python-matplotlib-wx-1.3.1-55.7.x86_64
                          libwx_gtk2u_core-2_8-0-wxcontainer-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                          libwx_gtk2u_plot-2_8-0-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                          libwx_gtk2u_adv-2_8-0-compat-lib-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                          libwx_gtk2u_core-2_8-0-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                          libwx_gtk2u_mmedia-2_8-0-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                          libwx_gtk2u_html-2_8-0-wxcontainer-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                          libwx_gtk2u_xrc-2_8-0-wxcontainer-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                          libwx_gtk2u_aui-2_8-0-wxcontainer-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                          libwx_gtk2u_adv-2_8-0-wxcontainer-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                          libwx_gtk2u_richtext-2_8-0-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                          libwx_baseu_xml-2_8-0-wxcontainer-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                          libwx_gtk2u_aui-2_8-0-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                          libwx_gtk2u_adv-2_8-0-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                          libwx_gtk2_core-2_8-0-wxcontainer-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                          libwx_gtk2u_html-2_8-0-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                          libwx_gtk2u_gl-2_8-0-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                          python-wxWidgets-lang-2.8.12.1-8.3.x86_64
                          libwx_gtk2u_gl-2_8-0-compat-lib-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                          libwx_gtk2u_core-2_8-0-compat-lib-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                          libwx_base-2_8-0-wxcontainer-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                          libwx_baseu_xml-2_8-0-compat-lib-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                          libwx_gtk2u_html-2_8-0-compat-lib-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                          *python-wxWidgets-devel-2.8.12.1-8.3.x86_64
                          73 ... Sid.

                          On 21/12/13 08:08, ka7u@... wrote:
                           
                          Sid,
                          I read that you use openSUSE with SDR software.  I need help running:
                          python quisk.py.

                          Specifically I'm missing installed packages:
                          libwxbase2.8-0 libwxgtk2.8-0 python-wxgtk2.8 python-wxversion
                          and I don't find them anywhere except in the Ubuntu repositories.  I do not know how to install packages from Ubuntu into openSUSE and am not sure if I should.  Would you be so kind as to give me some directions about how you made openSUSE run Quisk?
                          73,
                          Ron Morell
                          KA7U


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                          Sid Boyce ... Hamradio License G3VBV, Licensed Private Pilot
                          Emeritus IBM/Amdahl Mainframes and Sun/Fujitsu Servers Tech Support
                          Senior Staff Specialist, Cricket Coach
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                        • Sid Boyce
                          Ubuntu seems flavour of the times and is used by most. I guess it s because it s the first most users heard of. Really all the other distros are equally easy
                          Message 12 of 20 , Dec 22, 2013
                            Ubuntu seems flavour of the times and is used by most. I guess it's because it's the first most users heard of. Really all the other distros are equally easy and good but  find Ubuntu does strange things and is even doing stranger things.

                            I have 3 openSUSE x86_64 boxes, preferred for the bulk of my work, 2 Kubuntu x86_64 and  Beaglebone and ODROID-X ARM boxes run Ubuntu,  Pandaboard runs Fedora 20.

                            I run Fedora20 x86_64, Mint16 x86_64 and a host of others in VirtualBox on openSUSE.

                             copy softrock/conf_rx_tx_ensemble.py to ~/.quisk_conf.py and edit it to suit your sound card setup, then run "python quisk.py".
                            Seasons Greetings.
                            73 ... Sid.

                            On 23/12/13 03:44, ron@... wrote:
                            Sid,
                            I'm installing the ones you marked with an *.  WOW, those packages are bringing in 1005 total package dependencies with them.  I'll let it run tonight and hope I don't run out of drive space! LOL

                            I'm thinking I might be better off to build a Ubuntu 12.04LTS computer to try and get SDR software up and going.  It seems most of the programs assume Ubuntu and not openSUSE running the KDE desktop. 

                            Ultimately, I want to run ghpsdr3-alex  http://napan.ca/ghpsdr3/index.php/Main_Page , in server mode.  I've had openSUSE on this old IBM Intellistation since version 9.  It is probably time to wipe the drive and clear out the clutter.  Install Ubuntu and be syncronized with the ongoing development.

                            I'll let you know if I manage to get "python quisk" running and controlling my Softrock Ensemble II RX.

                            Thanks for your help and hope you have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
                            Ron
                            KA7U
                            -------- Original Message --------
                            Subject: Re: [softrock40] RE: Looking for linux SDR control
                            recommendations
                            From: Sid Boyce <sboyce@...>
                            Date: Sat, December 21, 2013 5:40 am
                            To: softrock40@yahoogroups.com, ka7u@...

                            wxWidgets on openSUSE is broken into many packages, here is a list of what I have installed though I doubt all of them are needed. You can start with the ones I have prefixed with a * and see if more are needed, i.e python-wxWidgets, wxWidgets-devel, python-matplotlib-wx and python-wxWidgets-devel
                            # rpm -qa|grep wx
                            libwx_baseu-2_8-0-wxcontainer-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                            wxWidgets-lang-2.8.12-23.2.noarch
                            libwx_gtk2u_media-2_8-0-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                            wxWidgets-compat-lib-config-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                            libwx_gtk2u_gizmos_xrc-2_8-0-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                            libwx_gtk2u_stc-2_8-0-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                            libwx_baseu_net-2_8-0-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                            libwx_baseu-2_8-0-compat-lib-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                            *python-wxWidgets-2.8.12.1-8.3.x86_64
                            libwx_baseu_net-2_8-0-compat-lib-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                            *wxWidgets-devel-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                            libwx_gtk2u_svg-2_8-0-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                            libwx_baseu_net-2_8-0-wxcontainer-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                            libwx_gtk2u_aui-2_8-0-compat-lib-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                            libwx_gtk2u_gizmos-2_8-0-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                            libwx_baseu-2_8-0-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                            libwx_baseu_xml-2_8-0-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                            libwx_gtk2u_xrc-2_8-0-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                            libwx_gtk2u_qa-2_8-0-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                            *python-matplotlib-wx-1.3.1-55.7.x86_64
                            libwx_gtk2u_core-2_8-0-wxcontainer-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                            libwx_gtk2u_plot-2_8-0-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                            libwx_gtk2u_adv-2_8-0-compat-lib-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                            libwx_gtk2u_core-2_8-0-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                            libwx_gtk2u_mmedia-2_8-0-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                            libwx_gtk2u_html-2_8-0-wxcontainer-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                            libwx_gtk2u_xrc-2_8-0-wxcontainer-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                            libwx_gtk2u_aui-2_8-0-wxcontainer-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                            libwx_gtk2u_adv-2_8-0-wxcontainer-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                            libwx_gtk2u_richtext-2_8-0-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                            libwx_baseu_xml-2_8-0-wxcontainer-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                            libwx_gtk2u_aui-2_8-0-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                            libwx_gtk2u_adv-2_8-0-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                            libwx_gtk2_core-2_8-0-wxcontainer-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                            libwx_gtk2u_html-2_8-0-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                            libwx_gtk2u_gl-2_8-0-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                            python-wxWidgets-lang-2.8.12.1-8.3.x86_64
                            libwx_gtk2u_gl-2_8-0-compat-lib-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                            libwx_gtk2u_core-2_8-0-compat-lib-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                            libwx_base-2_8-0-wxcontainer-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                            libwx_baseu_xml-2_8-0-compat-lib-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                            libwx_gtk2u_html-2_8-0-compat-lib-stl-2.8.12-23.2.x86_64
                            *python-wxWidgets-devel-2.8.12.1-8.3.x86_64
                            73 ... Sid.

                            On 21/12/13 08:08, ka7u@... wrote:
                             
                            Sid,
                            I read that you use openSUSE with SDR software.  I need help running:
                            python quisk.py.

                            Specifically I'm missing installed packages:
                            libwxbase2.8-0 libwxgtk2.8-0 python-wxgtk2.8 python-wxversion
                            and I don't find them anywhere except in the Ubuntu repositories.  I do not know how to install packages from Ubuntu into openSUSE and am not sure if I should.  Would you be so kind as to give me some directions about how you made openSUSE run Quisk?
                            73,
                            Ron Morell
                            KA7U


                            -- 
                            Sid Boyce ... Hamradio License G3VBV, Licensed Private Pilot
                            Emeritus IBM/Amdahl Mainframes and Sun/Fujitsu Servers Tech Support
                            Senior Staff Specialist, Cricket Coach
                            Microsoft Windows Free Zone - Linux used for all Computing Tasks
                            


                            -- 
                            Sid Boyce ... Hamradio License G3VBV, Licensed Private Pilot
                            Emeritus IBM/Amdahl Mainframes and Sun/Fujitsu Servers Tech Support
                            Senior Staff Specialist, Cricket Coach
                            Microsoft Windows Free Zone - Linux used for all Computing Tasks
                            
                          • ka7u_1
                            Sid, I need more help to get this going. Here is my /home/ron/. quisk_conf.py file. ron@linux-xe2x:~/Downloads/quisk-3.6.14 cat /home/ron/. quisk_conf.py
                            Message 13 of 20 , Dec 23, 2013
                              Sid,
                              I need more help to get this going.  Here is my /home/ron/.quisk_conf.py file.

                              ron@linux-xe2x:~/Downloads/quisk-3.6.14> cat /home/ron/.quisk_conf.py

                              import quisk_hardware_fixed as quisk_hardware
                              #name_of_sound_capt = "hw:0"
                              name_of_sound_capt = "hw:1"
                              #name_of_sound_capt = "plughw"
                              #name_of_sound_capt = "plughw:1"
                              #name_of_sound_capt = "default"

                              sample_rate = 48000                                     # ADC hardware sample rate in Hertz
                              name_of_sound_capt = "hw:1,0"                     # Name of soundcard capture hardware device.
                              name_of_sound_play = "hw:1,0"            # Use the same device for play back
                              channel_i = 0                                           # Soundcard index of in-phase channel:  0, 1, 2, ...
                              channel_q = 1                                           # Soundcard index of quadrature channel:  0, 1, 2, ...


                              I'm using a Softrock Ensemble II RX and the output of that goes into line in of a Sound Blaster Audigy 2 pci card.  When I start Quisk the window display builds and the config screen shows connection but the microphone db level is none...  If I push the test button, I am rewarded with a click and flash on the display or a line in the waterfall or a hash in the scope.  The softrock does work in Windows XP with HDSDR, so the connections are good.  Here is the output from aplay:
                              ron@linux-xe2x:~/Downloads/quisk-3.6.14> aplay -l
                              **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
                              card 0: I82801DBICH4 [Intel 82801DB-ICH4], device 0: Intel ICH [Intel 82801DB-ICH4]
                                Subdevices: 0/1
                                Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
                              card 0: I82801DBICH4 [Intel 82801DB-ICH4], device 4: Intel ICH - IEC958 [Intel 82801DB-ICH4 - IEC958]
                                Subdevices: 1/1
                                Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
                              card 1: Audigy2 [SB Audigy 2 ZS [SB0353]], device 0: emu10k1 [ADC Capture/Standard PCM Playback]
                                Subdevices: 32/32
                                Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
                                Subdevice #1: subdevice #1
                                Subdevice #2: subdevice #2
                                Subdevice #3: subdevice #3
                                Subdevice #4: subdevice #4
                                Subdevice #5: subdevice #5
                                Subdevice #6: subdevice #6
                                Subdevice #7: subdevice #7
                                Subdevice #8: subdevice #8
                                Subdevice #9: subdevice #9
                                Subdevice #10: subdevice #10
                                Subdevice #11: subdevice #11
                                Subdevice #12: subdevice #12
                                Subdevice #13: subdevice #13
                                Subdevice #14: subdevice #14
                                Subdevice #15: subdevice #15
                                Subdevice #16: subdevice #16
                                Subdevice #17: subdevice #17
                                Subdevice #18: subdevice #18
                                Subdevice #19: subdevice #19
                                Subdevice #20: subdevice #20
                                Subdevice #21: subdevice #21
                                Subdevice #22: subdevice #22
                                Subdevice #23: subdevice #23
                                Subdevice #24: subdevice #24
                                Subdevice #25: subdevice #25
                                Subdevice #26: subdevice #26
                                Subdevice #27: subdevice #27
                                Subdevice #28: subdevice #28
                                Subdevice #29: subdevice #29
                                Subdevice #30: subdevice #30
                                Subdevice #31: subdevice #31
                              card 1: Audigy2 [SB Audigy 2 ZS [SB0353]], device 2: emu10k1 efx [Multichannel Capture/PT Playback]
                                Subdevices: 8/8
                                Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
                                Subdevice #1: subdevice #1
                                Subdevice #2: subdevice #2
                                Subdevice #3: subdevice #3
                                Subdevice #4: subdevice #4
                                Subdevice #5: subdevice #5
                                Subdevice #6: subdevice #6
                                Subdevice #7: subdevice #7
                              card 1: Audigy2 [SB Audigy 2 ZS [SB0353]], device 3: emu10k1 [Multichannel Playback]
                                Subdevices: 1/1
                                Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
                              card 1: Audigy2 [SB Audigy 2 ZS [SB0353]], device 4: p16v [p16v]
                                Subdevices: 1/1
                                Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
                              card 2: Set [C-Media USB Headphone Set], device 0: USB Audio [USB Audio]
                                Subdevices: 1/1
                                Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
                              ron@linux-xe2x:~/Downloads/quisk-3.6.14>

                              So what do you think?  I have very little idea of what I'm doing here with this stuff, so it is undoubtedly my failure to read the directions, such as they are. hi hi
                              Ron Morell
                              KA7U

                              -------- Original Message --------
                              Subject: Re: [softrock40] RE: Looking for linux SDR control
                              recommendations
                              From: Sid Boyce <sboyce@...>
                              Date: Sun, December 22, 2013 11:24 pm
                              To: ron@..., softrock40 <softrock40@yahoogroups.com>,
                              ka7u@...

                              Ubuntu seems flavour of the times and is used by most. I guess it's because it's the first most users heard of. Really all the other distros are equally easy and good but  find Ubuntu does strange things and is even doing stranger things.

                              I have 3 openSUSE x86_64 boxes, preferred for the bulk of my work, 2 Kubuntu x86_64 and  Beaglebone and ODROID-X ARM boxes run Ubuntu,  Pandaboard runs Fedora 20.

                              I run Fedora20 x86_64, Mint16 x86_64 and a host of others in VirtualBox on openSUSE.

                               copy softrock/conf_rx_tx_ensemble.py to ~/.quisk_conf.py and edit it to suit your sound card setup, then run "python quisk.py".
                              Seasons Greetings.
                              73 ... Sid.
                              snip....

                            • Sid Boyce
                              Ensemble RX II connected to card 1 Line In, SPKR connected to card 0. ========================================== name_of_sound_capt = hw:1 ## Softrock -
                              Message 14 of 20 , Dec 23, 2013
                                Ensemble RX II connected to card 1 Line In, SPKR connected to card 0.
                                ==========================================
                                name_of_sound_capt = "hw:1"  ## Softrock  -> Line In
                                name_of_sound_play = "hw:0" ## card with Mic/SPKR
                                I never tried with both of the above as "hw:0"  where you would be using Line In connected to the RX and Speaker connected to Line Out as I have never had a RX.

                                Assuming a RXTX connected to card 1 and  Mic/SPKR are connected to card 0.
                                name_of_sound_capt = "hw:1"  ## Softrock Line In -> Line In
                                name_of_sound_play = "hw:0" ## card with Mic/SPKR
                                microphone_name = "hw:0"
                                name_of_mic_play = "hw:1" ## RXTX Line Out --> Line Out

                                http://www.alsa-project.org/main/index.php/Matrix:Vendor-Creative_Labs may be old, check to see if your Audigy 2 is supported, I had problems with the Audigy 2 ZS.
                                73 ... Sid.

                                On 23/12/13 22:09, ron@... wrote:
                                Sid,
                                I need more help to get this going.  Here is my /home/ron/.quisk_conf.py file.


                                import quisk_hardware_fixed as quisk_hardware
                                #name_of_sound_capt = "hw:0"
                                name_of_sound_capt = "hw:1"
                                #name_of_sound_capt = "plughw"
                                #name_of_sound_capt = "plughw:1"
                                #name_of_sound_capt = "default"

                                sample_rate = 48000                                     # ADC hardware sample rate in Hertz
                                name_of_sound_capt = "hw:1,0"                     # Name of soundcard capture hardware device.
                                name_of_sound_play = "hw:1,0"            # Use the same device for play back
                                channel_i = 0                                           # Soundcard index of in-phase channel:  0, 1, 2, ...
                                channel_q = 1                                           # Soundcard index of quadrature channel:  0, 1, 2, ...


                                I'm using a Softrock Ensemble II RX and the output of that goes into line in of a Sound Blaster Audigy 2 pci card.  When I start Quisk the window display builds and the config screen shows connection but the microphone db level is none...  If I push the test button, I am rewarded with a click and flash on the display or a line in the waterfall or a hash in the scope.  The softrock does work in Windows XP with HDSDR, so the connections are good.  Here is the output from aplay:
                                ron@linux-xe2x:~/Downloads/quisk-3.6.14> aplay -l
                                **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
                                card 0: I82801DBICH4 [Intel 82801DB-ICH4], device 0: Intel ICH [Intel 82801DB-ICH4]
                                  Subdevices: 0/1
                                  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
                                card 0: I82801DBICH4 [Intel 82801DB-ICH4], device 4: Intel ICH - IEC958 [Intel 82801DB-ICH4 - IEC958]
                                  Subdevices: 1/1
                                  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
                                card 1: Audigy2 [SB Audigy 2 ZS [SB0353]], device 0: emu10k1 [ADC Capture/Standard PCM Playback]
                                  Subdevices: 32/32
                                  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
                                  Subdevice #1: subdevice #1
                                  Subdevice #2: subdevice #2
                                  Subdevice #3: subdevice #3
                                  Subdevice #4: subdevice #4
                                  Subdevice #5: subdevice #5
                                  Subdevice #6: subdevice #6
                                  Subdevice #7: subdevice #7
                                  Subdevice #8: subdevice #8
                                  Subdevice #9: subdevice #9
                                  Subdevice #10: subdevice #10
                                  Subdevice #11: subdevice #11
                                  Subdevice #12: subdevice #12
                                  Subdevice #13: subdevice #13
                                  Subdevice #14: subdevice #14
                                  Subdevice #15: subdevice #15
                                  Subdevice #16: subdevice #16
                                  Subdevice #17: subdevice #17
                                  Subdevice #18: subdevice #18
                                  Subdevice #19: subdevice #19
                                  Subdevice #20: subdevice #20
                                  Subdevice #21: subdevice #21
                                  Subdevice #22: subdevice #22
                                  Subdevice #23: subdevice #23
                                  Subdevice #24: subdevice #24
                                  Subdevice #25: subdevice #25
                                  Subdevice #26: subdevice #26
                                  Subdevice #27: subdevice #27
                                  Subdevice #28: subdevice #28
                                  Subdevice #29: subdevice #29
                                  Subdevice #30: subdevice #30
                                  Subdevice #31: subdevice #31
                                card 1: Audigy2 [SB Audigy 2 ZS [SB0353]], device 2: emu10k1 efx [Multichannel Capture/PT Playback]
                                  Subdevices: 8/8
                                  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
                                  Subdevice #1: subdevice #1
                                  Subdevice #2: subdevice #2
                                  Subdevice #3: subdevice #3
                                  Subdevice #4: subdevice #4
                                  Subdevice #5: subdevice #5
                                  Subdevice #6: subdevice #6
                                  Subdevice #7: subdevice #7
                                card 1: Audigy2 [SB Audigy 2 ZS [SB0353]], device 3: emu10k1 [Multichannel Playback]
                                  Subdevices: 1/1
                                  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
                                card 1: Audigy2 [SB Audigy 2 ZS [SB0353]], device 4: p16v [p16v]
                                  Subdevices: 1/1
                                  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
                                card 2: Set [C-Media USB Headphone Set], device 0: USB Audio [USB Audio]
                                  Subdevices: 1/1
                                  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
                                ron@linux-xe2x:~/Downloads/quisk-3.6.14>

                                So what do you think?  I have very little idea of what I'm doing here with this stuff, so it is undoubtedly my failure to read the directions, such as they are. hi hi
                                Ron Morell
                                KA7U

                                -------- Original Message --------
                                Subject: Re: [softrock40] RE: Looking for linux SDR control
                                recommendations
                                From: Sid Boyce <sboyce@...>
                                Date: Sun, December 22, 2013 11:24 pm
                                To: ron@..., softrock40 <softrock40@yahoogroups.com>,
                                ka7u@...

                                Ubuntu seems flavour of the times and is used by most. I guess it's because it's the first most users heard of. Really all the other distros are equally easy and good but  find Ubuntu does strange things and is even doing stranger things.

                                I have 3 openSUSE x86_64 boxes, preferred for the bulk of my work, 2 Kubuntu x86_64 and  Beaglebone and ODROID-X ARM boxes run Ubuntu,  Pandaboard runs Fedora 20.

                                I run Fedora20 x86_64, Mint16 x86_64 and a host of others in VirtualBox on openSUSE.

                                 copy softrock/conf_rx_tx_ensemble.py to ~/.quisk_conf.py and edit it to suit your sound card setup, then run "python quisk.py".
                                Seasons Greetings.
                                73 ... Sid.
                                snip....



                                -- 
                                Sid Boyce ... Hamradio License G3VBV, Licensed Private Pilot
                                Emeritus IBM/Amdahl Mainframes and Sun/Fujitsu Servers Tech Support
                                Senior Staff Specialist, Cricket Coach
                                Microsoft Windows Free Zone - Linux used for all Computing Tasks
                                
                              • to_vinca
                                Gerry, Ron, I just posted a work-around of my own that addresses the problem you seem to have encountered. It is a short linux script that links HDSDR s GUI to
                                Message 15 of 20 , Mar 8, 2014
                                  Gerry, Ron,

                                  I just posted a work-around of my own that addresses the problem you seem to have encountered. It is a short linux script that links HDSDR's GUI to usbsoftrock through CAT commands and a virtual serial port, and thereby works around the missing usb support in WINE. 


                                  It would make my day if anyone found my little hack useful 

                                  cheers,
                                  bruce
                                • jose
                                  Bruce I am again trying the ubuntu 13.10 release ... after 10 years of hibernation . My feeling about linux is not good but i try... Do you think you script
                                  Message 16 of 20 , Mar 8, 2014
                                    Bruce

                                    I am again trying the ubuntu 13.10 release ... after 10 years of hibernation . My feeling about linux is not good but i try...
                                    Do you think you script will work with this release??? I wait for your comment



                                    Best regards
                                    Jose
                                    Em 08-03-2014 18:31, to_vinca@... escreveu:
                                     

                                    Gerry, Ron,


                                    I just posted a work-around of my own that addresses the problem you seem to have encountered. It is a short linux script that links HDSDR's GUI to usbsoftrock through CAT commands and a virtual serial port, and thereby works around the missing usb support in WINE. 


                                    It would make my day if anyone found my little hack useful 

                                    cheers,
                                    bruce

                                  • MIKE DURKIN
                                    What kind of computer do you have?? Quad I7 ?? Im wondering if you tried the latest release of Quisk with Sid Boyce s files for softrock/UHFSDR ?? and compared
                                    Message 17 of 20 , Mar 8, 2014
                                      What kind of computer do you have??

                                      Quad I7 ??

                                      Im wondering if you tried the latest release of Quisk with Sid Boyce's files for softrock/UHFSDR ??
                                      and compared performance to HDSDR under mono/wine (what ever your using) ...??

                                      Mike KC7NOA


                                      To: softrock40@yahoogroups.com
                                      From: jabct1aos@...
                                      Date: Sat, 8 Mar 2014 18:59:58 +0000
                                      Subject: Re: [softrock40] RE: Looking for linux SDR control recommendations

                                       
                                      Bruce

                                      I am again trying the ubuntu 13.10 release ... after 10 years of hibernation . My feeling about linux is not good but i try...
                                      Do you think you script will work with this release??? I wait for your comment



                                      Best regards
                                      Jose

                                      Em 08-03-2014 18:31, to_vinca@... escreveu:
                                       
                                      Gerry, Ron,

                                      I just posted a work-around of my own that addresses the problem you seem to have encountered. It is a short linux script that links HDSDR's GUI to usbsoftrock through CAT commands and a virtual serial port, and thereby works around the missing usb support in WINE. 


                                      It would make my day if anyone found my little hack useful 

                                      cheers,
                                      bruce


                                    • to_vinca
                                      Jose, My experience with Ubuntu has been that something significant seems to change with each release, but the changes are mostly for the better-- no
                                      Message 18 of 20 , Mar 8, 2014
                                        Jose,

                                        My experience with Ubuntu has been that something significant seems to change with each release, but the changes are mostly for the better-- no guarantees though. On the positive side, my little script is written in Tcl/expect, which has been around forever and changes very little over time. My bet would be that it will still work in 13.10.  I might be a little more concerned about compiling usbsoftrock in 13.10, though there's a really good chance that will still work, too.

                                        In linux, you need to have a sense of adventure or the effort to overcome the little obstacles doesn't seem worthwhile. The good thing about linux is that, being open, you have at least a decent chance of learning and finding solutions when things don't at first work.

                                        bruce

                                      • Sid Boyce
                                        Hi Jose, Give it a try, it s not that difficult as long as you remember it s not a Windows clone and do not approach it as though it is. I have guys in their
                                        Message 19 of 20 , Mar 8, 2014
                                          Hi Jose,
                                          Give it a try, it's not that difficult as long as you remember it's not a Windows clone and do not approach it as though it is.

                                          I have guys in their late 70's and 80's using Linux on a daily basis. I think I already mentioned that the guy in his late 70's recently bought a new Mac and not liking OSX asked Apple support about installing Linux on it.
                                          After drawing a blank, the 75 year old ham figured it out himself and now runs Linux Mint 16 on his Mac, not bad for a retired sheet metal worker with a missing finger which frequently causes typos.
                                          He doesn't have the knowledge to build a Softrock and I managed to buy a built Ensemble RXTX that came up for sale and ship it to him.

                                          The guy in his 80's is a retired welder who never had used a keyboard before and had to be told what the space bar and the backspace keys were and what they did.
                                          73 ... Sid.

                                          On 08/03/14 18:59, jose wrote:
                                           

                                          Bruce

                                          I am again trying the ubuntu 13.10 release ... after 10 years of hibernation . My feeling about linux is not good but i try...
                                          Do you think you script will work with this release??? I wait for your comment



                                          Best regards
                                          Jose

                                          Em 08-03-2014 18:31, to_vinca@... escreveu:
                                           

                                          Gerry, Ron,


                                          I just posted a work-around of my own that addresses the problem you seem to have encountered. It is a short linux script that links HDSDR's GUI to usbsoftrock through CAT commands and a virtual serial port, and thereby works around the missing usb support in WINE. 


                                          It would make my day if anyone found my little hack useful 

                                          cheers,
                                          bruce



                                          -- 
                                          Sid Boyce ... Hamradio License G3VBV, Licensed Private Pilot
                                          Emeritus IBM/Amdahl Mainframes and Sun/Fujitsu Servers Tech Support
                                          Senior Staff Specialist, Cricket Coach
                                          Microsoft Windows Free Zone - Linux used for all Computing Tasks
                                          
                                        • Sid Boyce
                                          I just gave it a try on 13.10 x86_64 under wine. HDSDR installs its files in Program Files (x86) and it starts up though I have no hardware connected to test
                                          Message 20 of 20 , Mar 8, 2014
                                            I just gave it a try on 13.10 x86_64 under wine. HDSDR installs its files in "Program Files (x86)" and it starts up though I have no hardware connected to test it with though my previous tests were on openSUSE with Crossover Office instead of wine and using usbsoftrock standalone with the UFHSDR.

                                            The only 2 pre-reqs needed - "sudo apt-get install expect socat".

                                            $ ls -l ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files\ \(x86\)/
                                            total 12
                                            drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mar  8 20:37 Common Files
                                            drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mar  8 20:38 HDSDR
                                            drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mar  8 20:37 Internet Explorer$
                                            73 ... Sid.

                                            On 08/03/14 21:57, to_vinca@... wrote:
                                             

                                            Jose,


                                            My experience with Ubuntu has been that something significant seems to change with each release, but the changes are mostly for the better-- no guarantees though. On the positive side, my little script is written in Tcl/expect, which has been around forever and changes very little over time. My bet would be that it will still work in 13.10.  I might be a little more concerned about compiling usbsoftrock in 13.10, though there's a really good chance that will still work, too.

                                            In linux, you need to have a sense of adventure or the effort to overcome the little obstacles doesn't seem worthwhile. The good thing about linux is that, being open, you have at least a decent chance of learning and finding solutions when things don't at first work.

                                            bruce



                                            -- 
                                            Sid Boyce ... Hamradio License G3VBV, Licensed Private Pilot
                                            Emeritus IBM/Amdahl Mainframes and Sun/Fujitsu Servers Tech Support
                                            Senior Staff Specialist, Cricket Coach
                                            Microsoft Windows Free Zone - Linux used for all Computing Tasks
                                            
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